Intermediate geography for statistics and spatial analysis

Open to
All staff in the Government Statistical Service
Training category
Type of training
Face to face
One day
Learning Academy
Office for National Statistics
Newport, Titchfield


This is a largely practical, classroom based session using specialist geography (GIS) software. It will provide an overview of geospatial analysis theory in the context of official statistics, which participants will then apply and interpret in a practical context. The course is about using location to gain a deeper understanding of data analyses.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • understand what is ‘special’ about spatial data
  • understand some necessary spatial statistical concepts
  • apply a selection of spatial statistical techniques and interpret the outputs
  • to be able to confidently identify, analyse and interpret special patterns in data
  • gain hands-on experience working with software designed for spatial analysis
  • be aware of other digital sources for specialist software and information about spatial analysis

How to book:

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Introduction to geography for statistics